Local Lifts and Assistance
Our volunteer drivers have undergone Police checks and will do their best to ensure that your journey is as comfortable as possible
We want to help you to be as independent as possible. We are happy to help if you have difficulty getting out and about, and do not have family, friends or neighbours who can help.
We give lifts to doctors, dentist, physiotherapy and other medical appointments (see below for lifts to hospital) and lifts to post office, bank, library etc. We can also give lifts to shops or help you with shopping. We may be able to assist with one-off miscellaneous requests, so please call us to see if we can help.
Lifts to hospital
If you have an appointment at a hospital in the area, please check first to find out if you are entitled to Hospital transport. If not, and you do not have a family member or friend who can drive you, we can help.
Please give as much notice of your appointment as possible and bring someone with you if you need assistance when you arrive at hospital. There is no charge for this service, but donations are appreciated as drivers are entitled to claim 45p per mile for each journey made. You can give any donations to the driver to pass on to us or drop it in to the Cottage. Please note some hospitals give our drivers free parking, but in some cases you may be asked to pay the driver’s parking fees.
A swivel seat cushion and helping handle are available on loan. These items can be used to assist people with impaired mobility getting in and out of a car.
For any of these services please call 01892 784191